Patients who share their medical records with clinicians report higher quality care experiences

Eighty-two percent of patients who have access to their EHRs said they have greater personal experiences with healthcare they have received, according to a Philips report.

For its 2019 Future Health Index report, Philips surveyed 15,000 individuals and more than 3,100 healthcare providers across 15 countries about their opinions on EHRs and how technology impacts healthcare.

Four survey insights:

1. While 82 percent of respondents who have access to their digital medical records rate their care experiences as good, very good or excellent, only 66 percent of participants who do not have access to their EHRs rate their experiences the same.

2. Eighty-four percent of participants who have access to their EHRs said they want their healthcare providers to also have access.

3. More than half (57 percent) of healthcare providers report that having access to their patients' full medical history has positively impacted their experiences treating the patient.

4. Providers also support patients having access to their own EHRs, with 44 percent of respondents saying patients that have access to their own health data positively impacts their workflow.

To access the full report, click here.

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